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Mayor Emanuel creates council to help minorities get tech jobs

A council has been created to help minorities find technology jobs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday, describing it as the first of its kind.

The Technology Industry Diversity Council intends to increase the percentage of minorities in tech firms, increase the percentage of minority-owned and operated tech firms and create a “pipeline” for

Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago students to transition into the tech industry, according to a statement from the mayor’s office.

The council, which were chosen from the technology community, will provide Emanuel with specific recommendations within in the next four months.

The council members are:

Josh Hernandez of

Eddie Lou of Shiftgig.

David Zapata of Zapwater.

Roger Martinez of Quantum Crossings.

Ian Hood of CGN Blackwell Global Consulting.

Neal Sales-Griffin of Starter League.

Emile Cambry of Cibola.

Talia Mashiach of Eved.

Darrell Higueros of Next Generation.

Seyi Fabode of Power2Switch.

Nancy Joseph-Ridge of Takeda.

Daniel Salcedo of Mobcart.

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